A well-known advert claims the future is orange. And though we’re not sure of that anymore, especially since Orange are no more, it may well be shared.
From cars to cooking skills, holiday homes to handbags collaboration and sharing are the name of the game these days.
And a free event promises to shed light on the sharing economy. The latest event in the Networking Series is being held from 8.30am on November 19, 2013, at the One London Wall, London and will answer questions about the sharing economy – everything from holiday homes to shared ownership.
The event is hosted by Collaborative Consumption Europe (CCE) and top of the agenda is how, new and old businesses in the shared ownership sector can work together for growth, and how individuals with in-demand skills and assets can put them to work for profit.
The CCE, is a network for people participating and contributing to the sharing economy, from business founders and influencers, to journalists and investors. The Networking Series was launched and is chaired by Debbie Wosskow, CEO of Love Home Swap and sponsored by Osborne Clarke.
Mrs Wosskow said: “There is a broad church of people looking at the sharing economy, from those with holiday homes and skills such as cooking, to financial services. Collaborative Consumption Europe was established to bring those people together to share best practice and discuss many of the business pillars such as building consumer trust, marketing and accessing investment capital. We meet once a quarter and our group has now grown to around 100 attendees.”
This will be CCE’s final breakfast event of 2013 and brings an influential panel of shared ownership business leaders and pioneers to the table to debate the latest trends in the sharing economy.
The meeting will have established operators and new entrants exploring what they can learn from each other and how they can collaborate to shape a concept that, despite being around for years, remains largely unexploited.
Ms Wosskow added: “We are pleased to welcome Matt Holmes to our event as RCI pioneered the holiday home swap and sharing when it launched holiday home exchanges nearly four decades ago.”
Hot topics for sharing economy conference
Topics to be discussed include:
- Is collaborative consumption really a new trend, or does it merely describe how business has been done for years?
- What lessons can be learnt from established collaborative consumption businesses?
- What are the trends new entrants are capitalising on?
- What do consumers really want? And who can they trust?
- How well are older businesses adapting, and how do they keep ahead of the curve?
- How can new and old work together?
- Do established businesses view new entrants and start-ups as a threat, a motivation or an acquisition target.
Attendance is free, for more details and to book visit https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/event/8976291329 .